Our friend David Sirota reveals that Sen. George Allen (R-VA) has some explaining to do re: his support for Bush's budget that slashes Community Development Block Grants:
CLAIM:
"I don't give a shit about Community Development Block Grants. Virginia doesn't see any of that money."
- Virginia Sen. George Allen (R)
Source: Roll Call newspaper, 3/7/05

FACT:
In 2004 alone, Virginia received almost $50 million in Community Development Block Grants for priorities like affordable housing, neighborhood security, and small business assistance.
- U.S. Government Budget, 2005 State-by-State tables
Source: President Bush's Office of Management and Budget

FACT:
President Bush's proposed 2005 cut to Community Development Block Grants "could derail dozens of local efforts [in Virginia] to create jobs, increase homeownership and restore areas."
- Hampton Roads Daily Press, 2/25/05